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Checkmate! My First Chess BookCheckmate! My First Chess Book
Gary Kasparov
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An ideal chess guide for beginners that covers all the crucial rules and aims and introduces all aspects of the game. Written by Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history.

Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and traps you can set your unwary opponents and, just as importantly, how to avoid falling into them yourself. Hardcover, 96 pages from Everyman Chess.


Chess for KidsChess for Kids
Michael Basman
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International Master Michael Basman invites you into the challenging and exciting world of chess. His simple and accessible text presents the beginner with the rules, skills, and techniques of the game. Every aspect is illustrated with clear step-by-step photography, from setting up the board and basic moves, to more advanced tactics and strategy. A must for any budding Grandmaster. 48 pages, paperback.

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess: Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess InstructorPandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess: Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor
Bruce Pandolfini
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From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, this book takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach. With Pandolfini's expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, this book makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

202 Checkmates For Children202 Checkmates For Children
Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston
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Here are 202 fun and challenging puzzles for your budding chess superstar! Packed with 100 one-move checkmates and 102 two-move mates, this book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and valuable instruction. Perfect for the classroom or the living room. This exciting workbook will sharpen not only your child's chess play, but also his or her problem-solving skills. And best of all, it's fun.


Chess for BeginnersChess for Beginners
Israel Horowtiz, Sol Horowitz
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In this book, author and chess champ I. A. Horowitz applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching, and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game; how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.

Complete Chess CourseComplete Chess Course
Fred Reinfeld
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Originally published as eight separate volumes, and now conveniently collected in one edition, The Complete Chess Course offers a summarized review of the basic principles of chess as well as the fine points of the world's most challenging game. For beginners and experts alike.
  • Book One- Summary of chess fundamentals, providing your first springboard into this "royal" game.
  • Book Two- The nine most common mistakes, from neglecting development of your pieces and underestimating your opponent's threats to getting pinned and making too many Queen moves in the opening.
  • Book Three- Planning the opening, from the White point of view, so as to get a promising middle game.
  • Book Four- From Black's point of view, discussion of counterattack and defense.
  • Book Five- How to win when you're ahead, with discussion and examples of endings.
  • Book Six- How to fight back, and making the best of an apparently lost game.
  • Book Seven- How to play the King Pawn openings, with presentations of Danish Gambit, Sicilian Defense, and others.
  • Book Eight- How to play the Queen Pawn openings, with examples of Queen's Indian Defense and Queen's Gambit Accepted, as well as others.




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